The Self-Care Solution: A Year of Becoming Happier, Healthier, and Fitter--One Month at a Time (Paperback)
ABC’s chief medical correspondent helps you ring in the New Year right with a resolution that’s actually doable: a year-long plan to improve your emotional and physical health—from giving up alcohol to doing a digital detox, but each for only one month.
Dr. Jennifer Ashton is at the top of her field as an ob-gyn and news correspondent. But even at the top there’s still room to improve, and with The Self-Care Solution, she upends her life one month at a time, using her own experiences to help you improve your health and enhance your life.
Dr. Ashton becomes both researcher and subject as she focuses on twelve separate challenges. Beginning with a new area of focus each month, she guides you through the struggles she faces, the benefits she experiences, and the science behind why each month’s challenge—giving up alcohol, doing more push-ups, adopting an earlier bedtime, limiting technology—can lead to better health.
Month by month, Dr. Ashton tackles a different area of wellness with the hope that the lessons she learns and the improved health she experiences will motivate her (and you) to make each change permanent. Throughout, she offers easy-to-comprehend health information about the particular challenge to help you understand its benefits and to stick with it. Whether it’s adding cardio or learning how to meditate, Dr. Ashton makes these daily lifestyle choices and changes feel possible—and shows how beneficial a mindful lifestyle can be.
Inspiring, practical, and informative, illustrated with helpful photos and charts, The Self-Care Solution teaches you how to recalibrate your life to enjoy a better, healthier year, one month at a time. Featuring guidance from top experts, entertaining case studies, easy-to-follow advice and tips, and Dr. Ashton’s observations and insights, this book can help you achieve a better life balance and a more active and healthy lifestyle.
About the Author
Jennifer Ashton, M.D., M.S., the chief medical correspondent for ABC News, including Good Morning America, World News Tonight with David Muir, Nightline, and GMA3: What You Need to Know. A graduate of Columbia University’s medical school, Dr. Ashton is board certified in OB-GYN and obesity medicine, and maintains a private clinical practice in New Jersey. She lives in New York City with her two children.
“Creating a better life for yourself really is possible. The key, as The Self-Care Solution shows, is to start small. And Dr. Ashton proves it by showing us how she did it in her own life. This deeply personal, informative, and inspiring book should be on the hit-refresh reading list of everyone who’s looking to thrive in the new year.” — Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global